The 4 Best Walmart TVs in 2021

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The Rundown
"Uses Samsung's proprietary QLED panel with dual LED backlighting to create warm and cool colors simultaneously for more lifelike images."
"Features expanded app support, faster loading times, and a Quantum 4K Lite processor for faster picture processing and HDR rendering."
"An excellent balance between size, features, and picture quality."
Best Small TV:
RCA RT1970 at Best Buy
"Provides a solid 720p picture quality and a built-in digital tuner at a bargain basement price."

The best Walmart TVs balance great image quality and features with the retailer's signature low prices. They carry big names like LG, Samsung, and Sony as well as smaller brands like TCL and Hisense. Along with a great selection of electronics and television, their staff are knowledgeable and willing to answer questions you may have about different technologies, brands, and smart features. Some models offer built-in voice controls so you can access your favorite virtual assistant without an external smart speaker, while others allow for screen mirroring so you can share videos and photos from your smartphone or tablet. 

While many televisions have lower or middling price points, Walmart also carries some high-end models for customers who are willing to invest a bit more to future-proof their living room or home theater. Almost all new televisions feature Wi-Fi built in to give you access to streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+; this is great for anyone looking to cut the cord with their cable or satellite provider and move exclusively to streaming. No matter what you want your new television to do, there is a model out there to satisfy your needs. We've sifted through the massive selection to find the best Walmart TVs and help you decide which will work best for you.

Best Overall: Samsung QN65Q80T 65-inch 4K TV

Samsung QN65Q80T
What We Like
  • Updated processor and OS

  • Adaptive picture and audio

  • Screen mirroring

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • No component input

If you're willing to invest more cash in order to have the best Walmart TV when price isn't a major hindrance, the Samsung Q80T may be the perfect fit for your home theater. It's available in screen sizes from 49 to 75 inches, allowing it to be at home in smaller living rooms as well as large, finished basements or rec rooms. It uses Samsung's proprietary QLED panel with dual LED backlighting to create warm and cool colors simultaneously for more lifelike images. It supports HDR technology for enhanced detailing and contrast to make those colors really pop. With the updated Quantum 4K processor and Tizen operating system, you get fast response times and artificial intelligence-assisted upscaling of non-4K content so even older shows and movies look amazing. 

It features eco sensors that constantly monitor your room's ambient lighting and sound to automatically optimize picture and audio settings for the most immersive experience possible; it also uses object tracking sound to create virtual 3D audio without extra equipment. The voice-enabled remote works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung's Bixby, giving you hands-free controls over your TV right out of the box. Built-in Wi-Fi and preloaded apps like Netflix, Apple TV+, and Hulu give you access to thousands of shows and movies without a cable or satellite box. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to wirelessly connect your smartphone or tablet to mirror your screen for more ways to share photos, videos, and music as well as to set up surround sound audio equipment.

Best 65-inch: Samsung QN65Q60TB 65-inch 4K TV

Samsung QN65Q60TB
What We Like
  • Integrated voice controls

  • Integrated cable management

  • Updated OS and processor

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

The Samsung Q60T joins the ranks of the best Walmart TVs largely on the strength of its updated operating system and 4K UHD processor. The Tizen operating system offers expanded app support and faster loading times while the Quantum 4K Lite processor gives you faster picture processing and HDR rendering. With the Tizen OS, you get pre-loaded streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, and YouTube. You also get integrated voice controls with Samsung's Bixby virtual assistant. If you have an Amazon Echo or Google Home speaker, you can use it with this TV for expanded voice controls. 

The backlit QLED panel uses two different LED bulbs for warm and cool colors for better saturation and a wider range of colors. The minimal bezel gives you a fuller picture for a more immersive viewing experience. Like most Samsung televisions, the Q60T offers integrated cable management channels to help you keep your home theater looking neat and organized. If you're a console gamer, this tv offers an automatic game enhancer mode that gives you lower input latency and enhanced contrast.

Best 55-inch: Samsung UN55TU8200 55-inch 4K TV

Samsung UN55TU8200
What We Like
  • Voice controls

  • Integrated cable management

  • Great picture

What We Don't Like
  • No Dolby Atmos support

Televisions with 55-inch screens are some of the most popular choices for living rooms and home theaters. The Samsung TU8200 gives you an excellent balance between size, features, and picture quality. It uses an updated Crystal 4K processor to give you crisp detailing and bright colors as well as stunning 4K resolution to make the latest movies and shows as well as classics look their best. The screen features an ultra-thin bezel to give you an edge-to-edge picture for a more immersive experience. 

The back of the television has channels and clips to help keep cords and cables organized to keep your home theater and living room looking neat and clean. The voice enabled remote works with Samsung's Bixby, Alexa, and Google Assistant to give you hands-free controls right out of the box. With the updated Tizen operating system, the TU8200 has an ambient mode that turns the TV into a work of art or piece of decor to blend into its surroundings when you aren't using it.

Best Small TV: RCA RT1970 19-inch 720p TV

RCA RT1970
Pros
  • Small and affordable

  • Good set of inputs

Cons
  • Only 720p

  • No smart TV features

With so much emphasis being put on gargantuan TVs these days, it’s actually getting harder to figure out what to buy if you just want a small TV to put in your kitchen, sewing room, or workshop. RCA’s RT1970 is a great choice in this category.

Although it’s a pretty basic TV—there are no smart TV features or voice assistants—it provides a solid 720p picture quality and a built-in digital tuner. Plus at this price, you can easily afford to add your own Roku TV box or Amazon Fire TV stick if you want to turn it into a smart TV. 

There’s also a nice collection of ports on the back, which is something rare in smaller and less expensive TVs. Not only do you get an HDMI port, but also HD component inputs, a coax port backed by a digital ATSC tuner, plus a USB port, composite video, VGA, PC audio, and headphone and audio-out ports. 

Final Verdict

The Samsung Q80T is the best set that Walmart has to offer. With a variety of screen sizes, it can fit into just about any room. The dual LED lighting creates a wide color range, and the AI-assisted upscaling for non-4K content makes everything look beautiful. With object tracking sound, you'll get virtual 3D audio without extra speakers. The LG CX is designed for movie and TV buffs that demand the best when it comes to picture quality. The OLED technology allows for incredible color and detailing to provide the best picture available to customers. It is compatible with Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync technology for lag-free gaming. And with Dolby Atmos, you get virtual surround sound for a more immersive and cinematic experience.

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Taylor Clemons has been reviewing and writing about consumer electronics for over three years. She has also worked in e-commerce product management, so she has the knowledge of what makes a solid TV for home entertainment.

FAQ

How much are TVs at Walmart?

TV prices at Walmart vary depending on the brand, but you can find a good mix of options ranging from the high-end to the budget. If you're on a tight budget and need something for a dorm room, a TV like the compact 19-inch 720p RCA TV will cost you just $100. If you need a big TV to fill a living room, the 65-inch Samsung QN65Q80T will run you upwards of $1,500. There's also plenty of options that fall in between, so you're sure to find something no matter your budget.

Does Walmart deliver TVs?

Walmart does offer TV delivery and setup services. You can get a professional to install and set up your TV. The service is offered through Handy, and you're able to book the setup from a Walmart store. You can also use it for TVs you didn't purchase from Walmart.

Does Walmart take old TVs?

Walmart does have an electronic trade-in program, but if you're looking to recycle your old TV, you should also take a look at our list of options for how to recycle or donate an old TV.

The Ultimate Walmart TV Buying Guide

Along with the bevy of products that we need to live our everyday lives, Walmart has since established itself as a trusted retailer of electronics like computers and televisions. Walmart offers well-known TV brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG along with smaller brands like TCL and Hisense. While Walmart may not have the vast selection of TVs that other, more electronics-focused, retailers have, you can still find great TVs at affordable prices. TCL is one of the more popular brands that Walmart carries, since the manufacturer produces smart TVs with excellent picture quality for much less than other brands; perfect for when you're working with a limited budget, but still want lots of smart features. If you're willing to invest a little more money in a mid-range or high-end smart television, Walmart offers OLED models from LG and the latest models from Samsung and Sony which use virtual surround sound or object-tracking sound for a more cinematic and immersive listening experience. 

Televisions at Walmart are available in a variety of sizes from as small as 32-inches to as large as 75 inches, so no matter the size of your living room or home theater, there's a TV to fit. They also are available at a wide range of price points from under $100 to several thousand dollars, ensuring that there is TV to fit just about any budget. With so many options available, it can be a daunting task to choose one for your home. We'll break down some of the most important factors to consider when shopping for a TV from Walmart to help you decide which is right for you.

TCL S405 Series 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart TV Example
TCL S405 Series 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart TV Example. Image provided by Amazon

Brands

What brand of television you would like is the first point to consider when shopping for a new TV at Walmart. If brand loyalty is something that is important to you, the retailer offers models from well-known manufacturers like LG, Sony, and Samsung. If you're just looking for an affordable, dependable television, you can take a look at models from TCL, Hisense, and Sceptre. Brands like TCL and Hisense are made with budget-conscious shoppers in mind, offering plenty of smart features at low price points. They use streaming platforms like Roku or the AndroidTV operating system to give you access to thousands of apps as well as limited voice controls and connectivity options.

Taking a step up from the budget options, you can choose a mid-range model from Samsung or Sony with even more features like HDR support and OLED panels while still being relatively affordable. The most expensive models are from the biggest manufacturers like LG and give you everything you could ever want in a television. They offer larger screen sizes with more advanced picture technologies like AI-assisted rendering and upscaling, and ambient sound and light sensors that automatically change picture and sound settings to fit your environment. Knowing which brands offer what features in their televisions makes it easier to set a budget and narrow down your options.

LG OLED G7P Signature Series 4K Ultra HD TV
LG OLED G7P Signature Series 4K Ultra HD TV. Image provided by Amazon

Smart Features

With the brand decision out of the way, it's time to focus on exactly which smart features you'd like. Streaming capabilities are an ubiquitous feature for all modern smart televisions; with integrated streaming platforms like Roku with preloaded apps or proprietary operating systems that allow you to download your favorite apps, you can start watching your favorite shows and movies right out of the box. If you rely on a smart home network or already have smart home devices like an Amazon Echo or Google Home, you may want to get a TV that allows for hands-free voice controls. This lets you turn your TV on and off, choose apps, or change settings without fumbling with a confusing remote control. Many smart TVs are compatible with external smart speakers or are packaged with voice-enabled remotes to make it easier to set up voice controls. Roku-enabled televisions use a dedicated app for smartphones and tablets to turn them into voice-enabled remotes. 

 If you're always online, screen mirroring is an important feature that lets you cast your smartphone, tablet, or computer screen to your television for better viewing or simultaneous watching with your favorite movies and shows. For anyone who is looking to put together their first home theater or upgrade their current configuration, high end models feature ambient noise and light sensors that constantly monitor your environment and automatically adjust picture and sound settings to suit the room. They also feature Bluetooth connectivity that lets you set up wireless audio equipment like soundbars, satellite speakers, and subwoofers for the ultimate surround sound audio configuration. For console gamers, there are televisions that use Nvidia G Sync or AMD FreeSync technology. These technologies automatically detect when you start playing a game and reduce input lag and motion blur while boosting color volume and contrast for buttery smooth action, beautiful visuals, and near real-time reactions to your controller inputs.

Samsung 65-Inch Q60T

Screen Size

In recent years, updated picture technologies have allowed televisions to become bigger and thinner than ever, creating truly theater-like viewing experience. However, there is such a thing as a TV that is too big for your space. To find the perfect size television for your space is to pick a spot to either wall mount your TV or for a TV stand and measure the distance to your seating. Dividing that measurement in half gives you the ideal TV size for your space. For example, if you sit 10 feet (120 inches) from your TV, the best size would be a 60-inch television. Having a TV that is too large for a space runs the risk of letting you see individual pixels or picture noise, resulting in a muddy, less detailed picture. It may also cause motion sickness if you sit too close to a large television. A television that is too small for a space will force everyone to crowd around the screen to watch movies and shows, giving you the experience of an overcrowded movie theater in your own home. Screens that are too small also make it difficult to see details or subtitles unless you sit very close. Dorms, apartments, kitchens, and children's playrooms benefit from smaller screens while living rooms, outdoor spaces, and dedicated home theaters are best suited to larger screens.

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